Rented Housing: Carbon Monoxide

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 24th January 2020.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require carbon monoxide alarms in both private- and social-rented homes with a carbon fuel-burning appliance; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The Government takes the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning seriously and is taking steps to raise awareness of and tackle these risks. A summary of Government activities can be seen at www.hse.gov.uk/gas/domestic/cross-government-group.htm.

We are also considering the findings of the Government review of carbon monoxide alarm requirements which looked at whether these requirements should be extended to all carbon fuel-burning appliances in private and social rented homes. We will set out the next steps in due course.

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